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How to Become a Court-Appointed Attorney

Being a court appointed attorney is a two-part process. Every year you must apply to be on the list, and then once approved, you must complete a contract with the Justice Administrative Commission (JAC) for payment. The 2024/25 year begins on July 1, 2024. We will accept applications for 24/25 from May 22, 2024 through April 30, 2025. We will no longer accept 23/24 applications after April 30, 2024.

All new applications and referrals are done online. If you are a new applicant, in order to complete an online application, you must first create a 12th Circuit Account.

Once your 12th Circuit Account is created, you must request attorney access. To request attorney access, make sure you are logged into the site. Once logged in you will see your name at the top right side of the page. Follow the link to the My Profile page and select the Manage Profile tab. Enter your bar number and the email address registered with your Florida Bar account, then select the "Request Attorney Access to Site" button. An email with an activation link will be sent to the email address supplied. Select the activation link to receive attorney access.

Create a Twelfth Circuit Attorney Account Submit Application

If you want to ensure that your name will be on the court appointed list on July 1st, please make sure your application is submitted to us online by June 15th. This ensures that it will be included with our first submission of approved names to the JAC and the Clerk of Court.

The JAC has indicated that it will upload the names sent by Court Administration no later than July 1st. Once that’s complete, the JAC will send you an email that the contracts are available for execution online.

 Please note that due to the specialized nature of juvenile dependency and TPR cases (code 849), only attorneys who were on the court-appointed list for dependency cases in 23/24 will be approved for 24/25.

Certification Requirements for Court Appointed Attorneys (follows JAC case codes)

Not sure how to get started? Watch our self help video on How to Register for Attorney Access.

How to Register for Attorney Access